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Touched by beauty of creation (Demographic Patterns)

To what extent can you say you experience the following? I am spiritually touched by the beauty of creation. Results weighted by WT2004 (General Social Survey, 2004)


Touched by beauty of creation by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
Many times a day13.8%
44
22.0%
86
19.9%
87
28.0%
49

0
20.1%
266
Every day31.3%
100
32.2%
126
36.2%
158
41.1%
72

0
34.5%
456
Most days20.4%
65
17.6%
69
22.2%
97
10.9%
19

0
18.9%
250
Some days15.4%
49
13.8%
54
8.0%
35
10.3%
18

0
11.8%
156
Once in awhile10.7%
34
8.2%
32
5.9%
26
4.0%
7

2
7.5%
99
Never7.8%
25
4.6%
18
6.4%
28
2.9%
5

2
5.7%
76
Don't know0.0%
0
1.0%
4
0.0%
0
0.6%
1

0
0.4%
5
No answer0.6%
2
0.5%
2
1.4%
6
2.3%
4

1
1.1%
14
Missing33540955118501480
TOTAL 100.0%
319
100.0%
391
100.0%
437
100.0%
175

5

1322



Touched by beauty of creation by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Many times a day15.9%
101
23.7%
164
20.0%
265
Every day33.9%
215
34.8%
241
34.4%
456
Most days17.4%
110
20.3%
141
18.9%
251
Some days12.8%
81
10.8%
75
11.8%
156
Once in awhile10.1%
64
5.5%
38
7.7%
102
Never8.2%
52
3.6%
25
5.8%
77
Don't know0.5%
3
0.3%
2
0.4%
5
No answer1.3%
8
1.0%
7
1.1%
15
Missing6678181485
TOTAL 100.0%
634
100.0%
693

1327



Touched by beauty of creation by Education


Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTOTAL
Many times a day23.1%
37
18.8%
133
27.2%
28
18.3%
41
18.9%
25

0
19.9%
264
Every day35.0%
56
37.1%
263
33.0%
34
27.7%
62
30.3%
40

1
34.3%
455
Most days16.9%
27
20.8%
147
18.4%
19
15.6%
35
17.4%
23

0
18.9%
251
Some days13.1%
21
9.5%
67
8.7%
9
16.5%
37
17.4%
23

0
11.8%
157
Once in awhile6.3%
10
7.3%
52
3.9%
4
12.1%
27
7.6%
10

0
7.8%
103
Never4.4%
7
5.2%
37
5.8%
6
7.1%
16
8.3%
11

0
5.8%
77
Don't know0.6%
1
0.6%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.4%
5
No answer0.6%
1
0.7%
5
2.9%
3
2.7%
6
0.0%
0

0
1.1%
15
Missing18173811730214701485
TOTAL 100.0%
160
100.0%
708
100.0%
103
100.0%
224
100.0%
132

1

1327



Touched by beauty of creation by Political ideology


LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTOTAL
Many times a day14.6%
46
21.0%
102
21.5%
107

11
19.6%
255
Every day34.3%
108
33.1%
161
36.3%
181

6
34.6%
450
Most days19.0%
60
20.6%
100
18.3%
91

0
19.3%
251
Some days9.2%
29
11.3%
55
13.5%
67

6
11.6%
151
Once in awhile12.7%
40
6.8%
33
5.4%
27

1
7.7%
100
Never8.9%
28
5.8%
28
3.6%
18

4
5.7%
74
Don't know0.6%
2
0.4%
2
0.2%
1

0
0.4%
5
No answer0.6%
2
1.0%
5
1.2%
6

2
1.0%
13
TOTAL 100.0%
315
100.0%
486
100.0%
498

30

1299



Touched by beauty of creation by Marital status


MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedTOTAL
Many times a day21.3%
167
23.5%
16
18.1%
25
25.0%
9
15.9%
48
20.0%
265
Every day36.8%
288
36.8%
25
32.6%
45
25.0%
9
29.6%
89
34.4%
456
Most days17.9%
140
17.6%
12
22.5%
31
19.4%
7
20.3%
61
18.9%
251
Some days11.1%
87
10.3%
7
10.9%
15
22.2%
8
12.6%
38
11.7%
155
Once in awhile6.8%
53
4.4%
3
8.7%
12
5.6%
2
10.6%
32
7.7%
102
Never4.7%
37
5.9%
4
5.1%
7
0.0%
0
9.6%
29
5.8%
77
Don't know0.1%
1
1.5%
1
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.4%
5
No answer1.3%
10
0.0%
0
1.4%
2
2.8%
1
0.7%
2
1.1%
15
Missing92164162363021485
TOTAL 100.0%
783
100.0%
68
100.0%
138
100.0%
36
100.0%
301

1326



Touched by beauty of creation by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Many times a day19.0%
200
33.3%
49
13.5%
17
20.0%
266
Every day33.8%
357
37.4%
55
34.9%
44
34.3%
456
Most days19.8%
209
11.6%
17
19.8%
25
18.9%
251
Some days12.5%
132
9.5%
14
7.9%
10
11.7%
156
Once in awhile7.6%
80
2.0%
3
15.1%
19
7.7%
102
Never5.8%
61
4.1%
6
7.9%
10
5.8%
77
Don't know0.5%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
5
No answer1.0%
11
2.0%
3
0.8%
1
1.1%
15
Missing11791941121485
TOTAL 100.0%
1055
100.0%
147
100.0%
126

1328



Touched by beauty of creation by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Many times a day23.6%
165
18.7%
62
21.1%
4
7.5%
14
22.6%
21

0
20.0%
266
Every day38.4%
268
33.5%
111
10.5%
2
27.8%
52
25.8%
24

0
34.4%
457
Most days19.2%
134
18.1%
60
21.1%
4
18.2%
34
19.4%
18

1
18.8%
250
Some days9.5%
66
13.9%
46
0.0%
0
13.9%
26
19.4%
18

0
11.7%
156
Once in awhile5.3%
37
8.5%
28
36.8%
7
12.3%
23
7.5%
7

0
7.7%
102
Never2.4%
17
5.4%
18
10.5%
2
19.8%
37
3.2%
3

0
5.8%
77
Don't know0.3%
2
1.2%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

0
0.5%
6
No answer1.3%
9
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
2.2%
2

1
1.1%
14
Missing7473623920612101475
TOTAL 100.0%
698
100.0%
331
100.0%
19
100.0%
187
100.0%
93

2

1328



Notes

General Social Survey: Since 1972, the National Opinion Research Center has conducted a nationwide survey of a random sample of U.S. citizens on a near-yearly basis-the General Social Survey (GSS). In addition to gathering detailed demographic information on respondents, the GSS gathers opinions on a wide variety of topics, such as the role of government in public life, controversial issues such as abortion, confidence in public institutions and a host of others. Of course, respondents are unlikely to spend five hours completing a survey so in order to gather data on a broad range of issues the GSS has adopted the practice of rotating groups of questions into and out of the survey in different years.




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